Spend a day honouring Canada’s military heroes? Here are five great day trip ideas that will help you do just that in Hamilton Halton Brant.

 

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    Fly In a Vintage Aircraft or Get Up Close to the Avro Lancaster

    Hamilton’s Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum boasts one of the world’s largest displays of operational aircraft. This distinctive delta-shaped building houses over 40 historic aircraft, and it’s where you can see the only flying Avro Lancaster in North America.

  • 2

    Visit a Castle

    Dundurn National Historic Site was built in the 1830’s on Burlington Heights; the former site of a fortified military encampment established by the British in 1813.

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    Become a War of 1812 Enthusiast

    Visit Chiefswood National Historic Site to discover the important role Six Nations warriors played in the War of 1812 or take a trip to Battlefield House Museum & Park for the re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek. For all things 1812, download the free Route 1812 Mobile App and take an interactive trip through the past as you drive or cycle along this historic trail through Southern Ontario.

  • 4

    Satisfy Your Inner Military Buff

    Investigate the War of 1812, the Rebellion of 1837-38, the Boer War and World War I at the Hamilton Military Museum, known for its reconstructed World War I trench. At Southern Ontario’s largest military museum, the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford, you’ll find collections from the War of 1812 to the present day, restored vehicles and artifacts from the army, navy, and air force.

  • 5

    Tour Canada's Most Decorated Warship

    A visit to the HMCS Haida in Hamilton will give you a first-hand appreciation for the challenges faced by the ship’s outrageous crew during those decisive and important sea battles.

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November 21 - January 3

Christmas in Pioneer Spirit

Battlefield House Museum & Park – National Historic Site

77 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8G 5E5

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM...

Now thru December 31

Virtual Tour – Griffin House

Griffin House – National Historic Site

733 Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster, ON, L9H 1A1

Now thru December 31

Virtual Tour – The Hamilton Military Museum

The Hamilton Military Museum

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Now thru November 7

Upper Nith River Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River St N Paris, ON N3L 2M4

Starting point at 113 Grand River St. North, Paris, at 10:00 am Canoe - regular...

Now thru October 31

Stay At Home with Theatre Aquarius

Theatre Aquarius

190 King William Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1A8

Free - 7 days a week

Now thru November 15

Mindfulness Walks

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4

Sundays, 10 to 11 a.m. Fee: $15 per walk + Service Fee (Members 10% off*)...

Now thru November 1

Self-Guided Grand River Group Trip

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River St N Paris, ON N3L 2M4

Various times available; Starting point at 113 Grand River St North This trip can launch...

Now thru November 15

Glen Morris to Paris – Grand River Daytrip

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

113 Grand River St N Paris, ON N3L 2M4

Start at 113 Grand River St. North, Paris for times at 9:30, 11:00 am &...

Now thru October 31

ZIPLINE & AERIAL GAME TREK

Treetop Trekking

5050 Harrison Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0

This park has activities for all ages and heights. Individual Rate Ages 16+ $59.99; Ages...

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